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Round Rock Express announces alignment with Houston Astros The Round Rock Express will kick off its 20th season aligned with the Houston Astros, General Manager Tim Jackson confirmed Thursday. “Having the Houston Astros coming off a World Series Championship and going toward a playoff run again this season, there is so much excitement for Astros fans,” Jackson said. “From a baseball standpoint, that’s a tough thing to pass up when the World Series champs come to you and want to reaffiliate.” The Express announced Tuesday that it is parting ways with the Texas Rangers after eight years. “The Texas Rangers organization was first class for us,” Jackson said. “We are so thankful for those last eight years.” The Express is owned by Ryan-Sanders Baseball Inc., a company owned by Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan and his sons, Reese and Reid, along with Don Sanders, Brad Sanders, Bret Sanders and Eddie Maloney. Nolan Ryan serves as an executive advisor for the Astros and Reid serves as president of business operations with the Astros and is member of the Ryan-Sanders Baseball board of directors. Reese chief executive officer of Ryan-Sanders Baseball. “This is a great day for all Central Texas baseball fans,” Reese Ryan said in a press release. “The Astros have been a big part of our family and this area for a long time. We’re excited to partner with them once again as we get ready for our 20th anniversary season at Dell Diamond.” The Express were founded as a Double-A franchise in 2000 by Ryan Sanders Baseball, a group made up of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, his sons Reid and Reese, Houston businessman Don Sanders and his sons, Bret and Brad. Reid currently serves as the President of Business Operations for the Astros while Nolan is an Executive Advisor.
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A New Breakdown Of Straightforward Plans
South Africa farm SEIZURE: Land reform plans SCRAPPED – but NEW bill is on way INSTEAD South Africa farm SEIZURE: Land reform plans SCRAPPED – but NEW bill is on way INSTEAD SOUTH Africa has withdrawn a farm expropriation bill just days after President Donald Trump tweeted he was closely watching the situation – but the bill is set to be replaced by a new act given the government more powers. The African National Congress (ANC) said that the bill which would have the power to take land away from white farmers to rebalance racial disparities needed to have further consideration. The bill has been going through parliament for the last two years. Nonceba Mhlauli, a spokeswoman for the ANC’s chief whip, said: “The bill in its current form would need to be re-considered in light of the process of reviewing Section 25 of the constitution for the expropriation of land without compensation. “Were the bill to be re-introduced, it would contain a clause or clauses reflecting expropriation of land without compensation if that is the way that South Africans have chosen to go.” The government is trying to change the status quo where the white community who only make up eight percent of the populations own 72 percent of the farms. A full break-down of the implications of this bill withdrawal can be found here . Many fear the change with do nothing to change concerns from white farmers. Humphrey Mmemezi, committee chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Works who resolved to withdraw the bill, said: “The committee has observed that the work of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee is now approaching a conclusion and the recommendations are soon to be made available. “Once concluded, before the end of September, [this] will lead to new parliamentary processes, including legislative processes, and new directions should become clearer before the end of 2018. “The committee is aware that this process will lead to the minister of public works reintroducing a revised Expropriation Bill that will possibly include clauses that deal with expropriation of land without compensation. “That bill will give more clarity on how South Africans should deal with the land question and the property issues that today still favour the minority at the expense of the majority of South Africans, in particular black people.” Trump tweeted a warning to the South African President about his land reforms (Image: getty) Land reform should be legal, that is transparent, that is generated through a democratic process President Trump tweeted: “I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures ad expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers.” Theresa May had pledged her support for the land reform in South Africa but she has emphasised the need to conduct farm appropriations in a “legal and fair way”. Mrs May has said yesterday: ”The UK has for some time now supported land reform.
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Senator Bill Dodd will host a panel later this month on the topic of media literacy and so-called “fake news” on social media. The panel comes after Dodd successfully pushed a bill through the state legislature that calls for the creation of curriculum in schools that focuses on educating students on media literacy , including how to spot misleading advertisements and false news stories on social media. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday. “We already require critical thinking skills in our schools,” Dodd said in a press release. “By giving students the proper training to analyze the media they consume, we can empower them to make informed decisions.” Dodd’s forum on media literacy includes two journalists: Taryn Luna, a Sacramento Bee reporter who covers lobbying and the legislature, and former newspaper reporter Paul Gullixson. The panel will take place on Monday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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